Injury Knocks Babatunde Out Of World Cup

Injury Knocks Babatunde Out Of World Cup

SUPER Eagles midfielder Michael Babatunde has been ruled out of the World Cup following an injury he sustained in Nigeria’s last group game against Argentina on Wednesday.

Team coach Stephen Keshi broke the depressing news at the post-match conference.


“Babatunde’s injury is serious,” Keshi said regretfully. “He fractured his hand and I was told that he may require surgery. It’s not a good at all. I think Babatunde is out of the World. Cup.”

Babatunde was one of Keshi’s inclusion in Nigeria’s World Cup. The FC Volyn Lutsk of Ukraine player however confounded his doubters with a superb performance when Keshi played him instead of Victor Moses in Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Bosnia Hezergovina. Not surprisingly, he kept his starting place against Argentina until the unfortunate injury.

Moses looks like the apparent choice to return to the first team for Nigeria’s next game but It is not certain. When Babatunde was substituted against Bosnia. Herzegovina, Keshi did not call on Moses, preferring to use Ejike Ozoenyi instead.

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  • Akpos 8 years ago

    Micheal Babatunde has proven to be a big asset to the super eagles in the on going fifa world cup in Brasil. His lost to injury is a big blow to the Eagles. Wishing him quick recovery and the super eagles the best against france.

  • Edwin 8 years ago

    Mike has been a great asset in our team,all the same, I wish him quick recovery though he has already been ruled out from continuing for super eagles.Aluta Continua great eagles.Keep our flag flying.